The unspoilt headland of Walton consists of about 50 acres of grass coastal heath land and 50 acres of scrub woodland with about 200 acres of saltmarsh to the north of the sea wall.

The Naze itself is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its fossil-rich cliffs, and at its northern end is The John Weston Nature Reserve.


Dominating this area is the Naze Tower, built in 1720 by Trinity House to guide shipping into the busy port of Harwich.

The tower is open from April until the end of October as an art gallery, museum and café – click on the link to visit the Directory for more information.

The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Over eight floors it houses an art gallery with three exhibitions a year, a museum on the Tower and Naze, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views. The best way to experience the Tower is to visit!

Educational visits are also available at the Naze Tower – please contact Michelle Nye-Browne on: 01255 852519 or e-mail: for further information.


The Naze Tower art gallery features three exhibitions each year. To find out what’s on visit the website

Throughout our season they show and sell work by established and up coming artists from East Anglia working in a range of media including 2d, 3d and crafts.

Much of the art is inspired by the local area and coastline, and in some cases, the Tower itself.

  • Opening Times: March – October
  • 10am – 5pm every day
  • Location: Naze Tower, The Naze, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LE
  • Tel: 07966 776 417
  • Website: